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Lhasa-Kailash-Guge Kingdom 16-day Overland Adventure Tour

Lhasa-Kailash-Guge Kingdom 16-day Overland Adventure Tour

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Day 1 Chengdu/Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Chengdu- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Arrival in Lhasa and rest in your hotel

Take the flight from Chengdu to Lhasa. Pick you up, transfer to the hotel and have rest. Overnight in Lhasa.
 

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa city 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Street

After breakfast, drive to visit the wonder of the world - Potala Palace. After lunch, visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Street, overnight in Lhasa.
 

Day 3 Lhasa/Namtso Lake / Yangbache hot-spring/Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Namtso Lake- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Namtso Lake, Yangbache hot-spring

Day tour to Namtso Lake via Yangpachen hot-spring. On the way you will see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and also you will pass the Nagela Pass. Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes, and also the highest salt lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side . On the way back , you will have a chance to have hot-spring at Yangbachen(self pay). Overnight in Lhasa.
 


Day 4 Lhasa/Yamdrok lake/Gyantse/Shigatse 
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Lake Yamdrok, Kumpum stupa

Pass Gangbala Pass which is over 5000m, from there you will see Lake Yamdrok (40RMB/p)which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then drive back to Qushui, along Nepal friendship way to Gyantse, visit the famous Kumpum stupa in Gyantse. Overnight at Shigatse.


 
Day 5 Shigatse/ Lhatse / New Tinggri (Shegar)/ Rongbuk 
Place & Transport: Shigatse- Shegar- Rongbuk


Today's Activities: Gyatsola Pass


Early morning start driving to Rongbuk via Shegar. The road is a bit rough, on the way you will cross over Gyatsola Pass at 5,220 m, which is the highest enroute.
 

Day 6 Rongbuk Monastery/ Lhatse 
Place & Transport: Rongbu Monastery- Lhatse
Today's Activities: Rongbu Monastery, Mt. Everest

In the early morning go to visit the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest. And visit the Rongbuk Monastery which locates the best to visit Mt. Everest.
Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everst. Afternoon start trekking from Rongbuk to E.B.C , it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take animal carriage ( 30rmb/per person). Overynight at E.B.C tent Guesthouse.(dorm beds).Note: The entrance fee of Mt. Everest Base Camp is 180rmb/per person. Then Entry fee of the Landcruiser to E.B.C. is 405rmb. If the weather is quite there ,you will have a chance to see the sunset. Then transfer to Lhatse, overnight in Lhatse.
 


Day 7 Lhatse/Saga 
Place & Transport: Lhatse- Saga
Today's Activities: Drive to Saga

Saga(4520m) is located on the south line of Nagri(Ali), which is the most important transfer place for all the equiupments to Nagri. And also it is the important place for the wild animals. Overnight in Saga.
 

Day 8 Saga/Paryang 
Place & Transport: Saga- Paryang
Today's Activities: Drive to Paryang

Drive, Saga to Paryang (4608m) 5 hours drive, Overnight at Paryang.


 
Day 9 Paryang/ Lake Manasarovar/Pulan 
Place & Transport: Paryang- Pulan
Today's Activities: Lake Manasarovar

Drive, Parayang to Lake Manasarovar (294km.) which will take 8 hours driving,then go to Pulan and overnight in the Guest house there.
 

Day 10 Pulan/Mt.Kailash/Zanda 
Place & Transport: Pulan- Mt.Kailash
Today's Activities: Mt.Kailash

When you enter into Mt. Kailash area which is the sacred mountain for the pilgrims, you can see many animals there. Then arrive in Zanda, overnight in Zanda.


 
Day 11 Zanda 
Place & Transport: Zanda
Today's Activities: Guge Kingdom

Go to visit the sunrise in Guge, Drive to visit Guge Kingdom Ruins and then back to Zanda and rest.

The Guge Kingdom was founded in about the tenth century by a descendant of King Lang Darma, who fled from Lhasa after the collapse of the Tubo Kingdom. The kingdom played an important role in the second renascence in Tibet and survived for about 700 years before disappearing mysteriously in the 17th century.

The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters. Houses, cave dwellings, monasteries and stupas were found on the hill and surrounding area. Palaces sat at the summit, while monasteries were on the mountainside and cave dwellings for the common people were at the foot of the hill. The kingdom was enclosed by tunnels and walls which acted as fortifications. Some structures survive time and remain in good condition in this isolated region, though many structures have been reduced to dust. A two-kilometer (1.2mile) long tunnel was built of stones, but is now in ruin, dives the summit to the river below and was used as a water supply for the Guge people.Overnight in Zanda.
 

 


Day 12 Zanda/Gar River 
Place & Transport: Zanda- Gar River
Today's Activities: Drive to Gar River

Go to Gar River(Gar) which is the conection of the Tibet road and Xinjiang road and the centerol town of Nagri.
 


Day 13 Gar River/ Gegye/Gertse 
Place & Transport: Gar Rvier- Gegye- Gertse
Today's Activities: Drive to Gertse

Today the road is better than other days. It is really a fantastic trip in the area today. After arrive in Gertse overnight there.


 
Day 14 Gertse/Tsochen/Sangsang/Lhatse 
Place & Transport: Gertse- Tsochen- Sangsang- Lhatse
Today's Activities: Drive to Lhatse

Transfer to Tsochen after breakfast, Tsochen which means the big lake. Then go to Sangsang and finally get to Lhatse. Overnight in Lhatse.


 
Day 15 Lhatse/Shigatse/Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhatse- Shigatse- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery

After breakfast go to Shigatse and visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then back to Lhasa and transfer to the hotel.


 
Day 16 Lhasa departure 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Lhasa departure

See you off, end the tour.

Cost description
Group number
(private group)
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 personss 5 persons 6 persons
July - Oct.  /  2800USDP.P.  2600USDP.P.  2300USDP.P.  2250USDP.P.  1900USDP.P.
Mar. - June.  /  2150USDP.P  1790USDP.P.  1980USDP.P.  1750USDP.P.  1500USDP.P.
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Price Include

1. Tibet Entry Permit
2. Tibet travel permit
3. Hotel
4. Landcruiser transportation with expert driver
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Yak(or horse) and Yak(or horse) porters for luggage during trekking
7. Travel accident insurance
8. Bottled oxygen per car for urgent use
9. Grass protecting fee in Nagri

Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense
4. Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
5. Flight & train tickets
6. Entrance fees

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